Castries, Saint Lucia
Rhythm of Rum
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ hours
Begin your tour with a breathtaking view of the city from Morne Fortune -- the name means Hill of Good Luck, so you're off to a great start.
Marigot Bay, one of the loveliest tropical inlets in the Caribbean, is a double harbor that shelters many visiting yachts. Stroll around and capture some of the great scenery with your camera. Marigot Bay was the setting for the Doctor Doolittle and Superman 2 movies.
At the only rum distillery on the island, you'll see how this heart-warming nectar of the gods is produced and taste the finished product, perhaps buying a bottle to take home.
Your guided tour includes an audio-visual presentation and a walk down a village street, where a spice market and carnival have been recreated to give an insight into the lifestyle and spirit of St Lucians.
At Caribelle Batik Silk Studios, see a brief demonstration of batik making. Admire and perhaps buy some of the wall hangings and apparel for which Caribelle Batik is justifiably famous.
Hear the sweet sounds of a one-man steel-pan band -- it's quite catchy and entertaining. Fruit and rum punch are served before you return to the pier.
There are up to 30 steps at Caribelle Batik and steps on two levels at the Rum Distillery, some of which are uneven. Guests with mobility limitations should take this into consideration. Minimum age is 18 years. Maximum weight is 250 lbs. Participants are required to wear a seatbelt on the bus at all times.